Science can be so much fun...

MAD ABOUT SCIENCE: A science week at St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Fleetwood was a great success. Left to right: Harriet Sanderson, Evie Burnett, Holly Egan and Ava Devenney.
MAD ABOUT SCIENCE: A science week at St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Fleetwood was a great success. Left to right: Harriet Sanderson, Evie Burnett, Holly Egan and Ava Devenney.

Pupils at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Fleetwood enjoyed a science week to remember.

The week of activities at the London Street school was organised by science co- ordinator Miss Catherine Vening.

It began with a visit from Adrian Bowden and his travelling science roadshow.

Adrian held a workshop with younger children on light and sound, and workshop with older pupils on electricity.

These were very interactive workshops where all the children could get involved.

They were able to try their hand at a number of different experiments.

Each class also made rockets and then used a rocket launcher to see how far their rockets could go!

Later in the week, Steven Rossington from the University of Salford worked with each class carrying out experiments using nitrogen.

And the end products of these experiments were particularly popular with the youngsters – fizzy drinks and ice cream!

The week ended with a science-themed dressing up day on Friday where there were prizes for best costume and also “scientist of the week”.

It all went to show how much fun science can be.

A school spokeswoman told the Weekly News: “The science week was a lot of fun and the children really learnt a lot.

“Science is not a dull subject but one that can really engage the pupils, and this event certainly did that.”